Uniform & Equipment


  • Promotes a sense of pride in the school;
  • Engenders a sense of community, shared values and belonging towards the school;
  • Is practical, smart, conventional and free from fashion extremes;
  • Identifies the pupil with the school;
  • Prevents pupils from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class;
  • Makes pupils feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance and removes peer pressure;
  • Is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money;
  • Is designed with health and safety in mind.

The school operates a clear policy with regard to acceptable uniform for pupils. Details of appropriate clothing are given below. If you have any difficulty in providing this clothing please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can discuss the matter. Thank you for your support. Download our Uniform Policy

We ask all parents to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.

School Uniform

All students at Colonel Frank Seely Academy, from Year 7 to Year 11, wear uniform. The wearing of a uniform makes an important contribution to the tone and reputation of the academy. We like students to come here looking smart and business-like and ready to work. Wearing a uniform also solves the problem of what to wear!

Official skirts, trousers, ties, blazers, school badges, PE kit and House flashes are available from Just Schoolwear or Schoolwear Solutions. Just Schoolwear can be found at 12 High Street, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 7DZ. Their contact number is 0115 9621128. Items can also be ordered online from www.just-schoolwear.co.uk.

Schoolwear Solutions are based at 116-118 Bramcote Ave, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 4DR. Their contact number is 0115 9258046.

All other uniform items should be plain with no logos or decoration.

Daily Uniform

Blazer: Black school blazer of a conventional material, style and length with school badge and House flash worn with the sleeves down.

Trousers: Official grey ‘Trutex’ school trousers branded with the Colonel Frank Seely Academy logo.

Skirt: Official grey Trutex’ skirt branded with the Colonel Frank Seely Academy logo.

Shirt: Plain white with a collar and top button appropriate for use with a school tie. Soft collared sports shirts are not acceptable, ie polo shirts. No t-shirts are to be worn. There should be no badges or motifs on shirts. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

School Tie: All students in Years 7 to 11 are required to wear a school tie. A gold/black school clip on tie should be worn at the collar. School ties need to be in immaculate condition. If your son/daughter’s tie has threads pulled or ink marks on it then this will need to be replaced in time for the start of the new term.

Jumper: Optional: Plain black ‘v’ neck long sleeved pullover with no logo or branding visible. This is to be only worn with a blazer and not instead of the school blazer.

Socks or Tights: Plain white, black or grey. Neutral tights may also be worn.

Shoes: Plain black leather shoes of a conventional practical and safe style. They must have leather material covering the heel and toe. E.g. not black leather/fashion trainers, plimsolls or canvas shoes.

If a student arrives wearing incorrect shoes they will be required to borrow a pair from The Hub. Refusal to do this will result in Isolation.

House Flash: All students are required to wear their House Flash on their blazer (above the badge.) Replacement House Flashes can be purchased from the school shop or our uniform suppliers.

All new Year 7 students will be supplied with a House Flash on their first day in September.

School Coat: Students should wear plain water-resistant coats or jackets. Hoodies, tracksuit tops, bomber jackets or sports coats with large logos are not allowed. Fashion coats such as leather/denim jackets or body-warmers
are also not permitted.

Jewellery: The only allowed jewellery is:
• watch
• one plain small ring
• one pair of small, plain, metal earring studs in the lobes of pierced ears. Other facial and body piercings are not allowed and plasters and retainers will not be permitted.

Make-Up/Nail Varnish
Make-up must be worn very discretely.
False eye-lashes are not permitted.
False nails and nail polish are not permitted.

Hairstyles: We expect hair styles to be neat and tidy and not extreme in any way. This includes closely-shaven hair, tramlines or the use of brightly-coloured dyes. In the interest of student safety, long hair must be tied back in PE lessons.

Headwear: Headwear worn for religious reasons must be plain black. Hats are notpermitted in school.

Mobile phones/headphones/speakers: Mobile phones, headphones and speakers are not permitted in school. They must remain turned off and in bags. They must not be seen or heard during lessons or between lesson changeovers. Failure to comply will result in confiscation.

If you are unclear regarding any of these expectations, please contact your son or daughter’s Head of House for further information.

Required PE Clothing


  • Reversible rugby top black with red stripe with academy logo/Short sleeved top black with redstripe with academy logo
  • Black shorts or black shorts with red/white stripe
  • Plain red football socks
  • Trainers
  • Football boots
  • Shin pads

During the winter months (November to March) plain black tracksuit bottoms may be worn for outdoor games only (discretion of PE teacher)


  • Black and red stripe button up top with academy logo/v-neck black top with red stripe with the academy logo
  • Black fleece top with the academy logo
  • Black shorts or black skort with red/white stripe
  • Plain red football socks
  • Trainers
  • Shin pads
  • During the winter months (November to March) plain black tracksuit bottoms may be worn for outdoor games only (discretion of PE teacher)
  • Shin pads and mouth guards are strongly recommended for hockey and other sports where ‘contact’ may occur. Jewellery (including watches) must not be worn in any PE lessons.

Garments worn as normal dress around school must not be worn for PE in the interest of hygiene.

School Equipment

  • A strong bag, to carry books securely without damage is most important
  • Pen, pencil, ruler – students should also have their own eraser and coloured pencils
  • Mathematical instruments – in addition to normal equipment, students will need a compass and protractor for some lessons. Notice will be given when this equipment is required
  • Calculators – the ability to use a calculator appropriately is required in many areas of the curriculum and we encourage all students to have their own. You are advised to consult the
  • Mathematics staff before buying a calculator as certain features are essential
  • Musical instruments – although the academy has some musical instruments available for loan, many parents will wish to purchase. You are advised to purchase these through the academy, which has a scheme that offers good quality instruments at competitive prices. Details of this will be given to you early in the year
  • Exercise books/text books – these are supplied by the school for the student’s use but their care is his/her responsibility. Please help to preserve them by ensuring they are covered, preferably with transparent plastic material. Students/parents will be expected to pay for the replacement of lost or damaged books
  • Dictionaries – students will need their own basic English dictionary
  • Design Technology – students are required to wear a protective garment, i.e. apron, when involved in practical activities

All clothing and personal equipment must be clearly marked with the student’s name

Mobile Phones

From Wednesday 5 September 2018 mobile phone use will not be allowed in the Academy, this includes listening to music. Head/earphones will also not be permitted, along with any portable music devices. If a student chooses to bring in a mobile phone, it must be switched off and be in their bag. If a student is found to be using their phone at any point during the
school day, it will be confiscated and the student will be placed in a social time detention.

The phone will then be returned to the student at the end of the day. Parents/carers will still be required to collect phones from the school office if they are confiscated more than once.

Aerosols must not be brought into school. Deodorants must be roll on/solid type.

Fashion belts, scarves, hoodies etc. should not be worn.


  • Blazers are to be worn at all times, by boys and girls, unless the class teacher gives permission.
  • Outdoor coats should not be worn in class or inside the school buildings.
  • Shirts are to be tucked into skirts and trousers and not worn outside. If an undershirt is worn it must be plain white and not visible.
  • Jumpers, sweatshirts and outdoor jackets are not to be used as an alternative to the blazer.
  • Cardigans should not be worn as an alternative to ‘v’ neck jumpers.
  • Strap tops and polo shirts should not be worn.
  • Trainers, plimsolls and canvas shoes are not permitted.
  • In periods of cold weather pupils may wear a plain black or grey hat and/or scarf when they are outside during breaks.
  • Boots are not permitted. In periods of adverse weather pupils will be advised if alternative footwear is allowed.


For school uniform enquiries please contact:-

Just Schoolwear Arnold
12 High Street

0115 9261728

Please contact the store for current opening times.

Just Schoolwear Arnold website

Schoolwear Solutions – Nottingham
116-118 Bramcote Ave, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 4DR
0115 9258046
Opening times 9.30am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday